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Jochems, Jeffrey T.; Hammons, James O.; Stegman, Charles – Community College Review, 2006
This nonexperimental study of Missouri's A+ Program compares the academic performance of these students with two similar groups of students at a community college in southwest Missouri. Significant differences were found between the three groups regarding cumulative GPA and number of developmental courses taken.
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Developmental Studies Programs, Community Colleges, Academic Achievement
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Hammons, James O. – Community College Review, 1976
Reviews the development of a successful experimental college. Areas discussed include: college goals, a systems approach to instruction, grading, student achievement and persistence, and community reaction. Reasons for institutional success are offered and suggestions for improvement presented. (Author/JDS)
Descriptors: College Planning, Community Colleges, Educational Philosophy, Educational Quality
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Hammons, James O. – Community College Review, 1983
Argues that staff development should be integrated with organizational development in order to effect lasting change. Feels that staff development programs that focus only on ability as a determinant of performance, that target only the individual, and that ignore the internal climate and external environment of the institution cannot succeed.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Faculty College Relationship, Organizational Development, Program Effectiveness
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Hammons, James O.; Murry, John W., Jr. – Community College Review, 1996
Describes a study of administrator evaluation systems at 350 community colleges, focusing on written policies, procedures, and evaluation instruments used. Indicates that 82% of the colleges had management appraisal plans and that 91% of these indicated that their plans were effective. Provides suggestions for improving the evaluation of…
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, College Administration, Community Colleges, Educational Practices
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Underwood, James C.; Hammons, James O. – Community College Review, 1999
Presents the results of a 1991 survey of 118 community college presidents, which elicited details about how their colleges were organized five years prior to and in 1991, as well as their preferred organization structures for the future. Reports variations in structure by three college size categories (enrollment levels) and indicates significant…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Presidents, Community Colleges, Long Range Planning
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Hammons, James O.; Keller, Larry L. – Community College Review, 1990
Describes Delphi study which identified the skills and characteristics needed by community college presidents of the future. Top ranked competencies were delegation, personnel selection, and decision making as leadership skills; motivation, use of power, and entrepreneurship as group-related skills; and judgment, commitment, and integrity as…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Qualifications, College Presidents, Community Colleges
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Hammons, James O.; Guillory, Karry – Community College Review, 1990
Offers guidelines for selecting and using criteria to evaluate community college administrators, focusing on the accomplishment of job responsibilities and previously agreed upon objectives; performance as a manager; the methods used and results achieved; qualitative and quantitative measures; flexibility; and the weighting of criteria. (DMM)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Evaluation, Administrators, College Administration
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Hammons, James O. – Community College Review, 1979
Outlines the ideal role of future community college faculty members. This role is to include five facets: (1) teaching, (2) advising students, (3) service to the community, (4) service to the college, and (5) personal development. Suggests the value of the model in enhancing student learning and institutional goals. (JG)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Futures (of Society)
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Hammons, James O. – Community College Review, 1973
Article cites the need for funds, planned activity, and measurable objectives to insure a program of faculty development. (GB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Faculty, Faculty Evaluation, Faculty Promotion